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Sontes - CLOSED

4 3rd St SW, Rochester, MN 55902-3019
+1 507-292-1628
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good19%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
25 Mar 2015
“Don't even try it right now.”
30 Oct 2014
Restaurant Hours Closed
Spanish, International
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4 3rd St SW, Rochester, MN 55902-3019
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Reviewed 25 March 2015

We stopped by last week hoping to repeat some wonderful meals on earlier trips to Rochester. The sign was still out there...our hotel still listed it in their "favorites", but the place was empty with contractors busy turning Sontes into a different kind of place....More

Thank Knitterforallseasons
Reviewed 30 October 2014

Beautiful environment, kind of in between an English and a Northern European restaurant, very nice design furniture and the food tastes great. Good selection of wiones too.

Thank saraBologna_Italy
Reviewed 21 October 2014

Had heard good comments about this restaurant and ate here Monday night. All started well but didn't end well. We ordered wine and our meal and didn't see our server after that. After waiting 42 minutes and no food we flagged down another server who...More

Thank Briar502
Reviewed 21 October 2014

Having eaten at Sonte's a number of times, I have come to expect excellent food and service, however recently we were just looking for drinks and a place to chat. Comfortable seating, fireplace, original art works, live entertainment and a great selection of drinks, from...More

Thank Troutzone
Reviewed 17 October 2014

We ate here as another restaurant nearby was closed for a private function. We had no preconceptions as we walked in other than it being "eclectic" which is what we were told by The service was great, they understood exactly what was required for my...More

Thank Liam M
Reviewed 20 September 2014

We like to eat at Sontes as it is convenient to Mayo and they serve a rather eclectic offering of "small plates" along with regular entres. It is expensive compared with other restaurants in the area but worth it as everything is always delicious. There...More

Thank Melanie D
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We were in Rochester for an extended visit to Mayo. We lucked into Sontes because it was convenient to our hotel. We went back more than once because the food was incredible, the staff attentive and fun and the owners hands on and extremely welcoming....remembering...More

1  Thank AVB1996
Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

The rough being the midwest! I.E., they are the diamond of Rochester. World class cuisine, a fantastc wine list, casual but elegant ambiance, and a real find in the heart of Mayo Country, Sontes is just what I was longing for after a long day...More

Thank Lucy H
Reviewed 24 July 2014

Best wine and tapas bar around! 40 wines on tap! Very knowledgeable about their wines! Don't go to Rochester without stopping!

Thank bartland4
Reviewed 6 July 2014

This is the best restaurant in Rochester, MN. Incredible wines by the glass, knowledgeable and friendly staff, and exciting small plates to please the palate. So happy Tessa created this restaurant in Rochester where it is difficult to find exceptional, creative, flavorful food, and a...More

2  Thank LisaRustad
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 3rd St SW, Rochester, MN 55902-3019
    (Broadway and 3rd St SW)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-292-1628
Relax and take your time sampling our seasonally spontaneous food and extensive selection of wines and beers. We support local farmers and artisans, ensuring that we serve the freshest produce, meats and cheeses possible. Our stunning bar boasts 40 wines by the glass, served from a temperature-controlled cuvee system, and more than 100 wines by the bottle. We are here to make you feel at home, so sit back and lounge near our fireplace, belly up to the bar, or enjoy a leisurely evening in our dining room. Make a reservation by 4:00 on the day you plan to join us and receive a special treat from the chef!
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